“If there’s one thing that’s surprised me these past few months, it’s how often people struggle to admit they’re unhappy with something unless that thing is objectively, undeniably terrible. Sometimes, things are perfectly fine and you still don’t want them. “
Hits so hard! For the entire year I researched my decision to quit my job (I was also a VERY early hire at a start-up which is now enjoying success), I felt like I owed it to … somebody … to have this horror story about why I left (maybe because it’s so scary that there just MUST be a bigger horror than “I cannot sustain this for the next 40 years” — That particular horror sounds really selfish and, god forbid, you know?). But ultimately leaving just boiled down to, I either get real with myself and call an audible or I stay because it just feels safe.
My friends have created this wonderful Kickstarter project: A set of handmade bocce balls, complete with scorecards and a carrying case. What they’ve done to bring this project to bear is amazing, and I’m really pulling for them.
If you like American-made goods, bocce, or even just a super-stylish bag—or know someone who does—it would mean a lot to me if you took a moment to check it out. I’d love to see this get funded.